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Beach holiday family apartment. Minutes walk to Alum Chine Beach & restaurants.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bed apartment within 5 minutes walk to one of the best beaches in the UK.

Newly refurbished (July 2015) Beach Holiday Apartment, only a few minutes walk to the stunning Alum Chine beach which has once again been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award for its world class pristine golden sands, excellent water quality and safe bathing.

The Moorings has two double bedrooms, one with a King size bed and the other with two single beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge. The Apartment offers all the modern conveniences and, as it has all been recently replaced, everything is in perfect order with a brand new kitchen and shower room. From the balcony as well as being able to see the sea, there are also amazing views over the tree tops of the famous chine.

It is ideally situated, making it the perfect base to explore the area by car or bike, such as the world famous Jurassic coast and the beaches and heathlands of Studland bay, only a short ferry ride away. For the more active holiday makers, water sports and golf facilities are within easy reach. For the families with young children Alum Chine has a wonderful play area and fresh water paddling pool right next to the lovely beach. The apartment lies within a twenty minute walk along the promenade to Bournemouth pier or 5 minutes if you catch the noddy train to all the attractions of Bournemouth town centre including fabulous shopping, restaurants and bars. A fifteen minute stroll up the tree lined chine takes you to Westbourne village again offering quaint shops, good restaurants and bars as well as a Marks and Spencer food hall, a Tesco express, a butchers and bakers etc. Heading West along the promenade will take you to the stunning Sandbanks beach with all its water sports and recently opened Rick Stein's latest restaurant amongst others.

Cycling along the promenade is permitted all year round except in the summer months July 1st to 30th September it is restricted to before 9am and after 6pm the perfect way to explore Studland. We have excellent transport links: 20 minutes from Hurn airport, frequent train links to and from London Waterloo (1.3 miles to Branksome station, 1.9 miles to Bournemouth station), National express from Victoria to Bournemouth train station every day and of course good road links with the M3, M27 down to the south coast.

This property is not suitable for Hen or Stag weekends or young adults hoping to take advantage of the night life Bournemouth has to offer as it is located in a quiet residential area with neighbours in close proximity.

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Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bournemouth in Bournemouth

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No hen or stag parties only families and couples
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower room, no bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom has one king size bed. Second bedroom has 2 single beds that can be pushed together to make one king size bed. Lounge has one sofa bed approximately 4' wide x 6' long. Not suitable for two adults. Fine for one adult or two children. Although 2 adults have slept on it and not complained. Probably OK for short stays. We can also provided a camp cot if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(37 traveller reviews)

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Beach holiday family apartment. Minutes walk to Alum Chine Beach & restaurants.
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this holiday let from the location to its comfy sofas and so peaceful overlooking the chine.

With easy walking distance to the beach ( we hired a beach hut for the week ) And a 20 Minute walk into Westbourne with its array of different shops makes it ideally located .

With the apartment comes all the mod cons and is very comfortable

We will try and book again for next year

Simon and Veronica.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great week. We look forward to welcoming you both again very soon. Thanks for leaving the apartment so tidy.
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Wonderful holiday flat

  • 5 of 5

Spent lovely week with my 3 kids (age 5,3,1) just 5min walk from sandy beach and playpark and Italian restaurant - yummy.

We love the flat have everything we need it and we had homy feeling strait away so beautifully decorated with nice small touches what made our stay even better.

Thank you very much and hope we will be able to come soon 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base for a Bournemouth break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation, nice touches from the owners and even easy parking. Well worth considering.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable apartment, and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Cake awaiting our arrival a lovely touch!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely apartment very convenient for the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a nice relaxing stay with lots to do near to the apartment and lovely sandy beaches nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Moorings, Alum Chine, Bournemouth

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had a lovely reunion at the Moorings (coming from the US, Somerset and Manchester) and were so pleased to find the accommodations just as shown in the photos. The apartment has been renovated/modernized in recent years to a very high standard with clean lines and excellent linens. Everything you would need for an extended stay is available - the kitchen is small but perfectly functionable. A short walk to the beach at Alum Chine and a slighter longer walk along the seafront to the Pier and Bournemouth gardens. We travelled around by foot or bus and I would say it is very accessible to holiday makers without a car. Thank you Helen & Martin for providing such a lovely home away from home. I will certainly recommend The Moorings to anyone I know who may be visiting the Bournemouth area in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had a great stay with your sisters. Hopefully we will see you back again very soon.
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Hurn airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The edge restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Sandbanks Ferry
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Branksome train station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
The edge
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Alum chine


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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.